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Richard P. Beck Collection

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Richard P. Beck Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Richard P. Beck
State of Birth:
IN
Home State:
SC
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1939-1966
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
14th Bomb Group
Location of Service
Camp Cabanatuan (Philippines)
Highest Rank
Master Sergeant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran was a prisoner of war (POW) rescued by the Rangers from Camp Cabanatuan. He was captured in the Philippines in 1942 and held in several Japanese prison camps before being liberated in1945. Beck was an active member of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
?-1966
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was recalled from the Reserves to active duty at the start of the Korean Conflict, then remained in the Air Force through most of the Vietnam War, retiring in 1966.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript material
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Janson Cox
Contributor:
Janson Cox
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
South Carolina Cotton Museum, Inc.
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/54751
Subjects:
Beck, Richard P.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
Cite as:
Richard P. Beck Collection
(AFC/2001/001/54751), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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